Definitions for "Intercostal muscles"
Keywords:  rib, thorax, lying, injured, muscle
The muscles that run diagonally between each rib (also known as rib cage abs). Intercostals help to control the expansion and contraction of your rib cage when you breathe. A - E |•| F - J |•| K - O |•| P - T |•| U - Z
The muscles between the ribs. These muscles are important to deep breathing.
Muscles between the ribs that can augment breathing movements by elevating and suppressing the rib cage.